The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1)

Author(s): Lemony Snicket

Junior Fiction

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky. In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odour. In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted. Never before has a tale of three likeable and unfortunate children been quite so enchanting, or quite so uproariously unhappy. Ages 10+


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780064407663
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • : HarperPaperbacks
  • : January 1999
  • : 190mm X 133mm X 19mm
  • : United States
  • : April 1999
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Brett Helquist
  • : en
  • : [Fic]
  • : Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
  • : bl2004114996
  • : 176
  • : Adventure stories
  • : illustrations
  • : Lemony Snicket
  • : Hardback
  • : U.S. import